There are reasons why my job seekers–especially introverts–don’t feel comfortable promoting themselves. But, there ways to self-promote without bragging. Read on for four ways that can help you land the job.
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How well are you managing your valuable, irreplaceable time? Do you consistently manage time, or do you let time consistently manage you? If it’s the latter situation, you just might be time-management “challenged,” and that definitely has a negative impact on both your professional brand and your future career prospects. For example, if you are currently in a new job search, or plan to begin one soon, how well (or how poorly) you manage time can directly influence either how long it may take you to land a new job or whether or not you are even able to land a new job. Read on for signs you might be time-management “challenged.”
Writing a resume ‘summary of qualifications’ that stops employers cold and makes them realize you’re the right candidate can be challenging. After all, you’re good at what you do, but can be tricky to boil down your ROI to concise statements in hopes of standing out. Read on for some insider tips to creating a great resume summary.
If your career trajectory contains a few speed bumps such as a gap in work history or job hopping, you’re among the multitudes in this job market. Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a “stable” work history at a single employer the way they once did. Find out how to fill in the gaps of your resume to help you get hired!
Some people will immediately see the value you offer as an employee. Others you’ll never convince. But how do you communicate your value (the ROI the employer will receive for hiring you as opposed to another) to those who may not readily see it but are open to it? Read on for three simple tips.
With the upcoming presidential election, it seems almost everyone has something to say about politics. But should these discussion come up at the workplace? And, if they do, how should you respond? Can it work in your favor, or potentially even ruin how your boss perceives you? Here are some considerations to think about before you start talking about politics while on the job.
Landing your dream job takes more than just sending a resume and cover letter to prospective employers. The search is filled with potential for mistakes that can prevent you from simply obtaining an interview. Even if you’re certain you’re putting your best foot forward, you could be overlooking these six common mistakes made by job seekers.
Just because some positions are high in demand, it doesn’t mean getting the job isn’t going to take hard work. You’ve probably applied to numerous positions, but for one reason or another, you were passed up for another candidate. Instead of wondering why you didn’t get the job, it’s time to break out of your slump and learn what possible mistakes are preventing you from landing the position. Here are the top 7 factors why you didn’t get the job.
Much like a complex recipe, a resume contains many different ingredients. Within most, you’ll find several cups of previous responsibilities, a tablespoon of personal attributes, and a dash of future desires. Mix well, bake in a 350-degree oven until done, and garnish with contact information. The results are a document that satisfies the rudimentary requirements, but is wholly lacking in flavor. Hiring managers are hungry – but not for a stale rehash of past duties. Satisfy their cravings and land your next job with a resume seasoned liberally with success.